Ruben Salazar

Ruben Salazar in Art and Reality

Posted on 04/10/2013 by | Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI never intended a visit to the Museum of Latin American Art to revive memories of an old friend whose stature as an icon of courage began rising the moment his life was ending. In fact, the gallery in Long Beach was filled with far more compelling work than the simple portrait of Ruben Salazar by the noted Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros. But only Salazar’s image managed to stop me in my tracks. It was personal. He was a …